Hello- I am currently replacing my life raft in a soft valise with one in a hard container, which will be mounted on an aft port side rail for my IP38. My problem is whether or not to purchase
a Hydrostatic Release Unit. An experienced mariner, who is overseeing the boat work
, said I should absolutely buy one, in case I need it and cannot reach it before the boat
goes under. The Viking dealer, on the other hand, says not to use a HRU on a sailboat, as it could deploy automatically should I get pooped by a wave.
Caught between this conflicting advice, Iím confused. Can anyone offer any suggestions based on knowledge or personal experience?
Thank you in advance.